Raikkonen says engine mappings caused spin

Kimi Raikkonen has said that a problem with engine mapping settings was to blame for the spin in the Canadian Grand Prix that cost him a podium finish.

Raikkonen says engine mappings caused spin
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The Finn had been Mercedes' main challenger in the early stages of the Montreal race, but lost third place to Valtteri Bottas when he spun at the hairpin after his first pitstop.

Following a post-race investigation, Ferrari discovered that the issue was related to an overly aggressive engine mapping setting with caught Raikkonen out as he hit the throttle.

"We probably should have been more smart about it and been able to avoid it," he said. "On our map was something that is on the edge.

"You move the pedal a little bit and you get a massive difference on the torque, and there is no way I could control it any more.

"It happened last year but it was a slightly different thing here - but with the same ending. It is a stupid thing, but it happens.

"So we have to learn from it and obviously it hurt us in the race. We wanted more but it is what it is."

Ferrari wanted more

Although Ferrari still managed to take home valuable points on the back of a weekend where things did not click, Raikkonen admits that his outfit was eager for more.

"It was not the nicest weekend for us, but we still came home with fourth and fifth place, so it was not a disaster.

"But we are looking for better results and that is what we are aiming for. It is disappointing where we finished, but we have to keep working and improving."

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